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Director of Engineering : Studio Productions Engineering

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies


We aspire to provide a scalable platform for unique content creators from all over the world to enable them to bring their stories to life, ready for consumption by a global audience. Netflix is investing heavily in producing its own content, such as Bird Box and Stranger Things, and using the power of technology and cloud computing to bring scale and efficiency to the content creation process.

The Studio Productions Engineering team is responsible for building a portfolio of services to automate and optimize the production processes for movies and TV shows. Key parts of the workflow are : production planning, location scouting, scheduling and tracking, change management, acquisition of the appropriate stage space etc. This is a new area of investment for Netflix and this team is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. The services built by this team will drive a suite of applications provisioned across a number of devices, including mobile and desktop, used globally by Netflix Studios and it’s production partners.

Qualifications (Leadership Skills):

  • You have a demonstrated ability to establish a vision and to execute on it
  • You have exceptional experience in building and leading engineering teams
  • You have a keen eye for strong engineering talent
  • You are comfortable leading large cross functional initiatives, and collaborating with product managers, UX designers and other engineering teams.
  • You have a passion for owning products, projects and applications

Qualifications (Technical Skills):

  • You have a proven track-record of building solutions that utilize reliable, scalable, service-oriented micro services
  • You have worked on and/or understand distributed systems and large scale engineering challenges 
  • You have deep understanding of systems software and web service technologies

What can set you apart

  • Experience building and shipping workflow based applications and services, especially for the entertainment industry or similar problem domains such as engineering design, aerospace etc.
  • Experience building software using AWS suite of products

Why Netflix?

  • Big Impact : A chance to revolutionize how great content is created at scale
  • Rewarding : We will make sure that you are surrounded by a great team and empowered to produce your best work, and are well compensated for it.
  • Unique culture : Our culture of Freedom and Responsibility will allow you to grow and thrive as Netflix grows all around the world.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 100 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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